Senior Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s editorial team in 2010, Marty has covered books, tech start-ups, porn theater history, and population trends, and written features on the state’s UFO legacy and World Cup soccer fever in Portland. Marty commandeers the magazine’s front-of-the-book Mudroom section and backpage, and find excuses to leave the office by co-editing Portland Monthly’s travel blog, Tripster.

Burmese by birth and German by childhood, Marty arrived in Portland in 2005 by way of Los Angeles. He completed an MA in Medieval History at Portland State, where he got way into Derrida. When he’s not writing or editing, you can find him standing alongside his lovely wife in the Timbers Army, on his bike, or leveling his Titan.

Apparel

Noted Vegan Damian Lillard Releases a Glow-in-the-Dark Skating Rink Shoe

“When I was younger, we were skating all the time."

11/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Architecture

A Portland Architect Wants to Erect the Tallest Skyscraper on the West Coast

The proposal for the Pearl's old US Post Office site sports a 970-foot tower and "botanical bridge" suspended mid-air.

11/14/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Dennis Richardson Is Oregon’s Most Powerful Republican. What’s His Deal?

We size up the super-dad Secretary of State.

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2017 Light a Fire Winners

Every year, we honor Portland’s most innovative community leaders and volunteers.

10/16/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2017: Extraordinary Executive Director

Ed Blackburn Looks Back On 25 Years at Central City Concern

The retiring executive director has devoted his career to working with the homeless.

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2017: Game-Changing Project

How a Portland-Wide Collaboration Helped Shelter Homeless Women

Pods from PSU’s Center for Public Interest Design might be tiny, but the idea’s big.

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Crystal Balling

Portland Psychics Predict the Upcoming Trail Blazers Season

A light green rose is reaching up to its gold sun (and other prophecies).

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Think Small

Beyond Tiny Homes: 3 Inspiring Small Spaces

You can trick out an Airstream, reinvent the office, and tackle society’s woes.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson, Brian Libby, and Marty Patail

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Gaming

A Vancouver Studio Rebuilds a Cult Classic Video Game

Nightdive builds a one-to-one remake of 1994's System Shock.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail

Soccer

The Timbers Just Signed a New Goalkeeper and He's 5 Years Old

North Portland's Derrick Tellez just signed to a one-game contract for this Sunday's match against Orlando SC.

09/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Comedy

Comedian Jim Norton on How He Got Robert De Niro to Spank Him

The famously dirty comic unloads ahead of his September 23 show at the Aladdin Theater.

09/18/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Is Halloween Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Who's scared now?

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

Dispatch

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Talks Russia, Republicans, and Reproductive Rights

Our man in DC says it's going to be OK.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

Big City Lights

These 4 Giant Apartment Buildings Will Change Downtown Living in Portland

Our city's skyline is rising.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

News

Senator Ron Wyden Has Been Trying to Fix Wildfire Funding Since 2013

His solution won't help the Gorge right now, but it could help prevent future fires.

09/07/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer Me

Hopworks and Deschutes to Open PDX Airport Locations in 2018

Goodbye, Rogue and Laurelwood.

08/23/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Public Schools?

We size up our local educational overlords.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Think Pink

The Secret History of Pink Doughnut Boxes

Spoiler: they don't come from Portland.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail